Over the past few years, the restaurant scene in Vilnius
has been elevated by creative chefs and entrepreneurs opening restaurants that serve exciting food. For example, the menu at one of the following top 10 restaurants includes dishes created from high-quality ingredients that have been foraged, and another cooks meals inspired by ancient recipes. This creativity ensures a love-at-first-bite experience for diners.
Restaurant, Dessert, Ice Cream, European, Fusion, Healthy, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, $$$
Gaspar’s has made quite an impression among locals and expats in Vilnius, catapulting it to be one of the top restaurants in Lithuania’s capital. With a frequently changing menu, Gaspar’s always has something to delight frequent visitors and those visiting for the first time. Their menu includes halloumi salad, creamy polenta, duck, and much more. Their surprisingly delicious treat for the taste buds in the dessert course is the turmeric ice cream with pistachio cream.
Gaspar’s Restaurant, Pylimo g. 23, Vilnius, Lithuania, +370 657 07050
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Scandinavian inspiration has been trending recently. To find a bit of Scandinavia in Vilnius, head to Dublis, which serves a delicious Scandinavian-inspired seasonal menu. The tasting menu can be specially paired with wine to elevate the meal even further.
Dublis, Traku g. 14, Vilnius, Lithuania, +370 674 41922
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Sweet Root is one of the most highly rated restaurants in Vilnius and features seasonally inspired food prepared in a creative manner. Sweet Root is only open for dinner, where diners can enjoy a three-hour, seven-course tasting menu that includes a welcome drink, coffee, and additional small tasters. A meal at Sweet Root will be enjoyed by those wishing to experience a creative menu with an open mind.
Sweet Root, Uzupio g. 22, Vilnius, Lithuania, +370 685 60767
© Sarune Zurba Photography/Courtesy of Sweet Root
Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Stebuklai‘s menu will have your mouth watering at every meal. A sweet ending to the meal with delectable desserts, such as chocolate and caramel cake and profiteroles with scalded pistachio cream, will have you planning your next visit before you even finish your meal.
Stebuklai, Gyneju g. 14, Vilnius, Lithuania, +370 685 85357
© Robertas Daskevicius/Courtesy of Stebuklai
Restaurant, Steakhouse, $$$
With the best steak in Vilnius, The Town is a top choice for meat lovers seeking a nice restaurant for a meal out. To accompany their juicy steak, The Town serves surprising sides such as wasabi mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts with bacon and potatoes with truffle oil.
The Town, Gedimino pr. 25, Vilnius, Lithuania, +370 5 203 1228
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With options to eat in Shakespeare Hotel’s Globe Bar or Sonnets Restaurant, diners will find a relaxing environment in which to enjoy good food. The salads are packed with fresh ingredients, the steaks are tender and juicy, and desserts are a perfectly sweet. The wine list is also extensive, with a bottle for every diner’s predilections.
Shakespeare, Bernardinu g. 8, Vilnius, Lithuania, +370 5 2 665 885
Restaurant, European, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free
Restaurant, Contemporary, European, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, $$$
Lauro Lapas is an innovative restaurant serving food created with care using traditional ingredients. Their polenta cakes with perfectly tender fish and blackened cauliflower is certainly a top menu item. The friendly, good humored staff will make you want to visit time and time again.
Lauro Lapas, Pamėnkalnio g. 24, Vilnius, Lithuania, +370 610 01215
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Featuring high-class cuisine created using ancient Lithuanian recipes from the time of Lithuanian kings and grand dukes, Ertlio Namas should be on everyone’s to-visit list. Ertlio Namas features both a four and six-course tasting menu.
Ertlio Namas, Sv. Jono g. 7, Vilnius, Lithuania, +370 690 33300
Courtesy of Ertlio Namas
Restaurant, European, Vegetarian
Dine Restaurant is a modern European restaurant featuring a variety of succulent appetizers to start your meal off on the right…taste bud. Mains include fried duck breast with celeriac purée and potatoes, gin-marinated sturgeon with fried squid, and venison with cranberry jam. Desserts are equally a sweet send-off and are twists on Lithuanian desserts.
Dine Restaurant, Gedimino pr. 35, Vilnius, Lithuania, +370 672 23272